Chair/Reader/Senior Lecturer in Statistical Genetics in Psychiatry

University College London - Mental Health Neuroscience Research Department - Psychiatry

Chair / Reader / Senior Lecturer in Statistical Genetics in Psychiatry

The appointment will be on UCL Grade . The salary range will be Reader/Senior Lecturer Grade 9: £54,240-£58,978 per annum. Professor: negotiable on the professorial scale, but not less than £67,885 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

We are seeking to appoint a statistical geneticist at Senior Lecturer, Reader or Professor level for the UCL Division of Psychiatry, which is a centre of excellence in mental health research. This post is suitable for a non-clinical statistical geneticist with an interest in psychiatric genetics. The post is tenured, full-time and HEFCE funded.

The post holder will be a member of the Mental Health Neuroscience Research Department, which focuses on psychiatric genetics, endophenotypes for mental health (biomarkers of brain function and structure) and the interface between intellectual disability and severe mental illness. The post holder will lead a programme of psychiatric genetics research that is compatible and complementary with the existing programmes in the department/division/faculty, and collaborate in leading the statistical analysis of genetic data, particularly but not exclusively applied to psychiatry. An important part of the role involves the joint analysis of large clinical datasets with our international collaborators.

The Division of Psychiatry has a strong teaching portfolio and as such the successful candidate will make a contribution towards teaching including module leadership, lectures and supervision of research projects for students at all levels.

The post-holder will have a PhD or equivalent qualification, and a background in the statistical analysis of genetic data. Previous experience in the analysis of genome-wide association studies and exome/whole genome sequencing data is essential. The successful candidate will have excellent analytical and oral and written communication skills, together with the ability to develop their own research. The appointee will demonstrate flair, enthusiasm, innovation and leadership combined with a strong ability to form collaborations both within the Division and with relevant colleagues in the Faculty, at the UCL Genetics Institute and elsewhere at UCL. Previous work with psychiatric phenotypes would be an advantage.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Elvira Bramon, or tel. 020 3549 5873.

Closing Date: 22 January 2017, latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.
Interview Date: TBC.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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